Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach

Take a magical full-day tour to the top of New Zealand via Ninety Mile Beach

Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach

Adult ($ nz)


Child ($ nz)



11.5 hours


A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Māori culture and tradition, on an action-packed full day return tour from Paihia or Kerikeri.

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Tour description

As you travel north, enjoy a taste of New Zealand's varying and beautiful landscape: the rolling hills of Northland's rural countryside, breath-taking coastal views and native forest.

Ninety Mile Beach 
Sand surfing at Te Paki Stream
Cape Reinga - New Zealand's northernmost point
Visiting majestic kauri at the Puketi Kauri Forest
Historic commentary and Māori legend
Fish & chip lunch included in your tour

Drive along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach as the waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (conditions permitting). Your off-road journey continues up Te Paki Stream, stopping at the massive sand dunes where you can experience the thrills and spills of sand surfing. Clambering up and surfing down the dunes (if you dare!) is sure to get your heart pumping.

Visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and get up close to ancient and majestic giant kauri trees and native bush. Stroll along an elevated walkway as these graceful giants surround you, and learn about conservation efforts to preserve the forest today.

Visit Cape Reinga and hear the stories of this significant site where, according to Māori legend, spirits depart on their journey home to Hawaiki. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, visit the iconic lighthouse, and see the point where the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean come crashing together.

During your Cape Reinga tour you'll also experience another Kiwi icon: a lunch of delicious fish and chips at the historic Wagener Museum at Houhora. A vegetarian option is available and can be selected when booking.

Your journey home will be equally enjoyable as your tour guide's combination of local insight, extensive historical knowledge and fantastic sense of humour create an unforgettable adventure.

Useful Info

  • BRING:

    Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a change of clothes for sand surfing and your camera.

  • HEAR:

    A full commentary from your local driver guide. A limited number of multilingual translator units are available in German, French and Mandarin Chinese. Please pre-book translators to avoid disappointment. Printed maps are available in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and German.

  • EAT:

    The tour will stop for morning tea (own expense). A delicious fish & chips/vegetarian lunch is included.


  Departs Returns
Paihia  7:10 am  6:30 pm
Kerikeri  7:50 am 6:00 pm 

Easy Cancellation

Cancel or change your booking any time before 6pm on the day before departure  - no cancellation fees!

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"Cape Reinga was breathtaking. Great fish and chip lunch with equally good views on the way and an opportunity to sandboard on the Te Paki giant dunes. We had considered driving as we had a hire car, but are really glad we decided on this tour."

Would highly recommend, a wonderful day

September 2017
syd652016, Tripdavisor

"Jacki was our tour guide and driver - she was amazing!!! Knowledgeable, funny, helpful and she can drive a bus like a pro!! Jacki pointed out spots of interest the entire day and the view (lunch stop) at Houhora was breathtaking."

Just got back from the best day ever!

September 2017
kazzakanary, Tripdavisor

"Great day tour to Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach. Professional tour guide Robin, showed us so much Maori culture and fun!"

Lighthouse & the beach

April 2017
骁 孟, Tripdavisor

"All the stops and activities were excellent, the sand boarding and driving on the beach especially. Our driver Ariel made the day particularly good. The scenery on the way is absolutely beautiful and I really enjoyed hearing about the history and interesting facts on the way.

Excellent Day

May 2017
Bethany S, Tripadvisor

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